Jack Gleeson (rugby union)

Jack Gleeson (died November 1979) was a New Zealand rugby union team coach.[1][2]

Jack Gleeson
Birth nameJack Gleeson
Place of birthNew Zealand
Date of death1979
Rugby union career
Coaching career
Years Team
1975–1976 New Zealand national under-21 rugby union team
1977–1978 New Zealand

Career edit

Gleeson coached the New Zealand national under-21 rugby union team from 1975 to 1976 and the New Zealand national rugby union team (the All Blacks) from 1977 to 1978.[3][4]

He was the coach (officially titled assistant manager) for the 1978 New Zealand rugby union tour of Britain and Ireland, where the All Blacks completed their first Grand Slam of four international match wins on tour of Britain and Ireland – the Rothmans Rugby Yearbook described him as a "shrewd and effective coach".[5]

Death edit

Gleeson died from cancer in 1979.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Whangārei buzzing ahead of Lions match tomorrow". RNZ. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ Johnson, Tom (23 July 2014). Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win ePub. Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. ISBN 978-1-74348-613-9.
  3. ^ "New Zealand Rugby History".
  4. ^ "RUGBY – Put away your daggers, we're now back in line". NZ Herald. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Vivian, ed. (1979). Rothman's Rugby Yearbook 1979–80. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 19–32. ISBN 0354090879.
  6. ^ "Phil Gifford: We're now in a golden age for All Black rugby". Stuff. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
Sporting positions
Preceded by All Blacks coach
Succeeded by